Pros: can't think of any.
Cons: long hours, unsociable, stressful, sales plans with no financial reward, lack of direction from management, no career progression, treated as just another number on a very long payroll
A typical day at work revolves around being pushed to make customers buy. Sales are heavily monitored and you are made to feel terrible if people you have helped do not remember your name at the cash wrap. Obvious retail tasks apply, pushing stock, customer service etc. When taken on by Victoria's Secret you will be told it is all about 'her experience'. – more... I for a fact have come to find this to be untrue.
I have learned that after my experience at Victorias Secret I will never work in retail again as it has put me off for life. There is no chance for progression and it seems to be that to work your way up you have to be 'in' with management.
Management is lacklustre to say the least. You are told one thing then a few days later that doesn't apply. Shifts are messy, often ending up with no weekends at all (not even the odd one and I am very aware this is retail) and shifts are given so you will work for 8.5 hours and get a half hour break rather than the extra 30 minutes of work giving you an hours break. Staffing is very low and they will do anything to cut hours to save money.
Co-workers are the best thing about the job. From my time at Victorias Secret though, I have seen many promising people leave due to low moral and lack of opportunity and the remaining people that used to be enthusiastic slowly wither and wilt away.
The hardest part of the job is actually wanting to be there and trying to rack your brains for a reason why you are still there and have lasted so long. The money isn't bad for retail but, the way you are spoken to and the stress put upon you is not worth it.
The most enjoyable part of the job is walking out the door (usually after you've been put on 4 late shifts in a row finishing at 10pm) and having a rare day off away from it all.
This is my personal opinion and isn't an attack on the brand or company. It is just a review that i hope will guide you in the right direction in a career move that you may end up regretting. – less